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Humboldt Institute Internet and Society Fellowship Programme 2020 – Germany

In 2020, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) once again opens its doors for fellow scholars!

Application Deadline: 2nd September 2019

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

About the Award: The international HIIG Fellowship “Internet and Society” now invites applications from early and advanced researchers with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, who want to contribute to the range of the institute’s transdisciplinary internet research.

Based in the heart of Berlin, the HIIG provides a dynamic intellectual environment for fellows to pursue their own research interests and actively shape their stay. We invite fellows to collaborate with an international team of researchers and to participate in the activities at our institute. We offer a number of opportunities to share and discuss ideas. This includes:

  • writing and publishing papers in one of our open access publications
  • commenting on current developments in your field in form of HIIG blog posts
  • holding presentations in one of the lunch talks
  • organising expert workshops with your peers
  • engaging in joint activities and projects with other fellows

Field of Study: For our 2020 class of fellows, we consider applicants who want to pursue topics that fall within one of our research programmes, groups or projects. Please read the information on each of the linked websites closely, and position yourself and/or your project within the programme that best suits you.

  1. The evolving digital society: Concepts, discourses, structures
  2. Data, actors, infrastructures: The Governance of data-driven innovation and cyber security
  3. Knowledge & Society: The change in knowledge production, organisation and transfer through digital innovation
  4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Understanding, informing and co-creating innovation and entrepreneurship in a rapidly changing, globally interconnected digital economy.

In case you are interested in any other research group or project at HIIG, we kindly ask you to send an email to helene.schwichow@hiig.de.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences who want to contribute to the range of the institute’s transdisciplinary internet research. We particularly encourage early stage researchers to apply.

  • Master’s degree, PhD in process/planned (Junior Fellow) OR
  • Advanced PhD, post-doctoral researcher (Senior Fellow)
  • Fluency in English; command of German is appreciated
  • Research experience and a research project of your own that you want to pursue

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The HIIG offers accepted fellows a waiver for all mandatory fees. Fellows may use our facilities free of charge during their stay. However, fellows are expected to bring their own funding from their home institution or outside grants. They must take care of accommodation, insurance, childcare, and transportation arrangements. In special cases, fellows can apply for a travel grant of up to 700 Euros and a visa subsidy of up to 200 Euros.

Duration of Program: minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months within the year 2020.

How to Apply: 

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter explaining your interest in the HIIG Fellowship, research background, and your expectations (1 page)
  • Research outline including A) your project, and how it responds to one of research programmes, B) the specific work you propose to conduct during the fellowship, C) deliverables, products or outcomes you aim to produce (max. 3 pages)
  • Optional: one writing or work sample covering internet research (in English or German)

Check out our FAQ and review the information carefully before applying. If you have any questions, email helene.schwichow@hiig.de.

Please use the form below to submit your application!

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